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Sleep matters

It’s been a challenging year for many of us. From social isolation to loss of job security, the pandemic has crept uninvited into almost every aspect of our lives – and that includes our beds. A global study by the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University found that 46 per cent of us have been sleeping poorly since Covid-19 became a thing, an increase of nearly double.

Few understand the importance of a good night’s rest more than Dr Carmel Harrington, who’s been researching the biochemistry of sleep for over a decade. “Sleep influences how we think, feel and behave,” she explains, “as well as

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